I've been reminded of this again and again, as I enjoy the front garden, with its pocket meadow, sedum bed, raised bed vegetable garden, and various other perennial plantings.
This perennial bed (which I now call the pocket meadow) was first planted in the fall of 2009.
Here was a early musing about how much they added to the landscape.
But to begin, we started with an expanse of mulch, covering the gravel driveway with a layer of shredded hardwood, similar to what was in the rest of the front yard.
Here were the bed outlines for the raised beds -- "sketched" in mulch lines.
|It looks SO different today.|
|sedum bed and vegetable beds, April 2010|
I've just pulled out the last of the tomato plants and most of the squash plants in the vegetable garden beds, and sown seeds of fall greens, sugar snap peas where the trellised squash was (crossing my fingers for a very late fall frost), and transplanted some lettuce starts from the local hardware store.
|pocket meadow today|